[OS X TeX] TeXcount Drop Scripts.

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Mar 23 14:01:09 CET 2009

On Mar 22, 2009, at 2:23 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> The texcount engines that come as part of TeXShop 2.26 (they must be  
> activated to use them) assume that your TeX Distribution has the  
> texcount perl program. If you have MacTeX 2008 there is no problem  
> but previous distribution didn't have that program installed.
> I've put together a pair of Drop Scripts (corresponding to the two  
> [inactive] engine files that come with TeXShop 2.26) that have  
> internal copies of texcount so they will work independent of TeX  
> Distribution. If you drop filename.tex onto the Drop Script filename- 
> count.html will be produced in the same directory as the tex file  
> and your browser will open that html file. You can drop multiple tex  
> files or even a folder containing tex files and all will be  
> processed. (The process is NOT recursive! :-).)
> You can get the Drop Scripts as DropTeXcount.zip from my download  
> site <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2>.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


Sigh... Someone has discovered (I didn't test that case :-( ) that the  
Drop scripts aren't behaving properly with included files. I believe  
I've just fixed that in an update. You can download updated Drop  
Scripts as DropTeXcount.zip from <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2>.

Please send me feedback as appropriate.

(Also... can anyone with deeper knowledge about bash shell scripting  
than I have [that's a lot of folks on this list!] explain push/pop to  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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